Church of Scientology owes city over $100,000 as Yonge-Bloor site languishes - 2015-05-18
As the Church of Scientology touts a plan to convert its prominent Yonge St. location into a flagship facility, the city says its owes over $100,000 in property taxes and penalties.
Critics of the controversial organization say similar renovation projects have languished in other cities.
The Church of Scientology of Toronto, which owns 696 Yonge St., owes more than $61,000 in property taxes and penalties for 2014, out of a total of just under $112,000. The organization made only partial payments of its 2014 property taxes, according to Supervisor of Collections Stephen Franceschini.
It also owes $57,348.15 in taxes and penalties on the interim 2015 property tax bill, according to Franceschini.